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Biographical Record of Wayne & Holmes Co.
Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co.
1889

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  JOHN ELLIOTT, a prominent farmer of Wayne Township, is of Irish descent, his grandfather coming from that country to America in an early day, and locating in the State of Pennsylvania, William Elliott, a son of this pioneer, was born in Pennsylvania in 1780, and was there married to Elizabeth Hays, who was born in 1792.  They had a family of eight children, three sons and five daughters.  In the fall of 1827 they immigrated to Ohio, and for a short time lived in the town of Wooster.  In the spring of 1828 Mr. Elliott bought 160 acres of land in Wayne Township, of Cyrus Spink, for $800.  He was a hard-working man, and brought this farm to became one of the best in the township, making it his home until 1855.  His widow died in 1859.
     John Elliott is the sixth in order of birth and the youngest son in the family of William and Elizabeth (Hays) Elliott.  He was born on the homestead in Wayne Township, which has always been his home, seventy-seven of the eighty acres now owned by him being part of the original tract.  He was married Aug. 4, 1859, to Elizabeth J. Condry, daughter of William and Deborah (Frazier) Condry.  They have a family of four sons: William, born in 1861; Charles, born in 1863; Zeno H., born in 1865, and John Grant, born in 1868.  Mr. Elliott is one of the most prominent citizens of Wayne County, the birthplace of many worthy sons of the sturdy pioneers who laid the foundation of the future greatness of this county, one of the best in the State of Ohio.
Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 443
  REV. JOHN C. ELLIOTT, of Rittman, Milton Township, Wayne County, is a son of Thomas and Barbara (Warren) Elliott, natives of Jefferson Co., Ohio, who having purchased a farm in Milton Township, in 1828, removed to it a few yeas later.  On this farm our subject still lives.  Thomas Elliott was prominent in all local public enterprises and works of benevolence.  He was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church, and director of the county infirmary until failing health made it impossible for him to visit it.  He died in June, 1871; his widow yet lives on the old farm with her son, John C.  Their family consisted of five children: Austin W., Simon P., Warren, John C. and Mary R., and of these there are yet living Rev. A. W. Elliott, of Marshfield, Mo., and Rev. John C. Elliott.
     The subject of these lines was born July 18, 1839, and was educated at Vermillion Institute, Western Reserve (now Adelbert) College and Princeton Theological Seminary.  He was at once called to the Presbyterian Church at Nebraska City, Neb., where he was ordained and installed pastor in 1867.  Here he remained till 1870, when he was called home to Ohio by the rapidly failing health of his father.  In addition to the pastoral charge in Nebraska, he was active in mission work, organizing the church at Lincoln, the capital, and in educational enterprises.  He was appointed by the governor examiner of the State Normal School and regent of the State University.  He also acted for one year as president of Otoe University, a Presbyterial school at Nebraska City.  On returning to Ohio he was invited to take charge of the Presbyterian Church in Seville, which he served as acting pastor for fifteen years, always living, however, on the old farm.  In 1878 he gathered and organized the church at Rittman, of which he became the first pastor, and has remained in charge since.  Has for years been a trustee of Wooster University.
     In May, 1866, Mr. Elliott married Miss Nettie M., daughter of Nathaniel Stanley, of Trumbull Co., Ohio, and to them seven children have been born:  the eldest Thomas S., died in infancy; six yet live: Charles H., Warner W., Mary, Varnum N., Ruth and Paul.  In 1878 Mr. Elliott built a drain tile manufactory at Rittman, and in 1887 erected his large establishment.
Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 498

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Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 394

   

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page

 

 



 
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